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    Italian Pasta & Tomato Salad Italian Pasta & Tomato Salad

    Choose vine-ripened tomatoes to pair with penne pasta.

    Prep: 20 min - Chill: 30 min

    Pasta Ingredients:
    8 ounces (2 1/3 cups) uncooked dried penne pasta

    Salad Ingredients:
    4 ounces (1 cup) deli LAND O LAKES® Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese, cubed 1/2-inch
    2 medium (2 cups) tomatoes, cubed 1-inch
    2 medium (2 cups) zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch

    Dressing Ingredients:
    1/2 cup Italian vinaigrette dressing
    1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves*
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves**
    Lettuce leaves

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain.

    Combine pasta and all salad ingredients in large bowl.

    Stir together all dressing ingredients except lettuce leaves in small bowl. Add dressing to salad; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Serve salad on lettuce leaves.

    *Substitute 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves.

    **Substitute 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves.

    Makes 6 servings

    Nutritional Info Per 1 Serving: Calories 320, Fat 16 g, Cholesterol 20 mg, Sodium 280 mg, Carbohydrates 34 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Protein 11 g

    This recipe created by Land O'Lakes.

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